These snowmen are so cute and very easy to make. For added fun be sure to provide a variety of colors and patterned fabrics as well as different colored supplies to make each snowman unique!
What you will need:
•large craft sticks
•white and black acrylic craft paint
•Glittery chenille sticks
•Shiny pom poms
•Black craft foam
•Buttons or sequins
•Hot glue gun
Instructions for the project: Completely paint the craft sticks white and let dry completely. Break the twigs into pieces about 3 inches long. Cut strips of colorful felt that will be scarves, fringe the ends with scissors. Cut the end off of an orange toothpick, to be about 1 inch long. Cut a hat out of the black craft foam. Using the wrong end of a paintbrush, dip the end carefully into black paint, then dot on an eye, repeat for the other eye. You can then repeat this process for the mouth. Once the face is dry carefully glue the orange toothpick nose in place. Tie the felt scarf around the snowman’s neck, or simply fold over to look like it’s blowing in the wind, and then glue securely in place. Glue on the snowman’s hat. Glue buttons or sequins in a line just below the scarf. Cut a piece of ribbon about 8-10 inches long for the hanger. Fold the ribbon in half and glue the open ends together on the back of the snowman’s head. Finally, glue on the stick arms and let your snowman dry in a safe place where he won’t get bumped.
Tips: If you do not have any felt, or if you prefer to use a patterned fabric, remnants make great scarves! Gingham and stripes can give your snowman a country feel. You can also teach children to respect the environment by either picking dead branches off a bush or tree, or gather them from the ground.